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You may have heard that Map Viewer Beta released on November 19! This post showcases some of the great ideas that were included in the initial release. Many more ideas will be implemented in future releases - functionality in the pipeline is listed on the Map Viewer Beta Road Map


The following ideas have been marked as implemented:


1. Show attachments in ArcGIS Online pop-up window 

It is now out-of-the-box functionality to display photo attachments directly in pop-ups. Attachments can be displayed as large images in the pop-up as a gallery or included as links with a small preview in list format. When creating an app from the map, choose an app built on the 4.x ArcGIS API for JavaScript to see gallery-style pop-ups. 



2. Improve available default Map Layouts for Printing in ArcGIS Online 

There are now more options when printing a Web Map. Among these are more default layouts and output format choices, as well as the capability of setting a precise scale and DPI when printing.


GIF of printing improvements in Map Viewer Beta


3. Auto-size/Customize width of map popups 

Pop-ups now automatically resize themselves to fit the content and map where they are displayed. No longer are lengthy field aliases truncated and data hidden in pop-up windows. 



4. Dot Density Map in AGOL 

It is now possible to compare raw-value attributes with this popular cartographic style. In a Dot Density Map, each dot represents the same quantity of your data (418 people, in the below example), and different color dots represent different categories. It's a compelling way to visualize data for geographically distinct areas such as counties. 


Dot density map example


5. Map Rotation In ArcGIS Online 

The functionality now exists to rotate any direction from north. In Map Viewer Beta, just right click on the map and move the mouse. This will rotate the map. Use this to make streets appear perpendicular to the web map or app layout, no matter what direction they are facing (cough cough Toronto). 


Web Map Rotation


6. Layer Order - ArcGIS Online 

You now have the freedom to order layers in your map any way you want, regardless of their type. Map Image Layers, Tile Layers, and Feature Collections may now be moved on top of Feature Layers and vice versa. 


7. Reorder bookmarks in map viewer 

Functionality has been added to change the order of bookmarks in the redesigned bookmarks panel. Just drag and drop the bookmarks in the order you want your audience to see them.


reordering bookmarks


The following idea has been marked as partially implemented:


1. Movable popup window in ArcGis Online 

Sometimes pop-ups are in the way of features that should be visible. With Map Viewer Beta, you can now dock the pop-up to the side of the map, out of the way of features. When testing this feature out, we found that there was no good place to move a pop-up to, so our design now implements a consistent placement of the pop-up away from the initial feature. Also, the browser remembers if you docked the pop up and will reopen the maps with the pop-up in the same location for the same map when opened in the future.


docking a pop up


Notable idea that didn't make it into the first release:


1. Group layers for ArcGIS online 

We wanted to mention this as it is the most up-voted idea in all of ArcGIS Ideas. It may seem like an elephant in the blog as this isn’t on the initial release; this functionality is in the pipeline for the first half of 2020, but has some compatibility issues with existing apps. We are working hard to provide support for this across the ArcGIS Platform and will make it available once it can be consumed by ArcGIS Apps.


To learn more about Map Viewer Beta be sure to check out the GeoNet space. There are tutorials, a road map of what's coming, a functionality matrix, and forums to discuss the product and share your opinion. Thank you for your engagement and valuable feedback provided to ArcGIS Ideas. Please keep letting us know your ideas, and we hope you like the first release of Map Viewer Beta!

You might have heard that ArcGIS Online just released its latest update! This post highlights some of the user community's great Ideas that have made their way into the product. 


The following ideas have been marked as implemented:


1. Photo App for Survey123 / Collector 

    Attachment Viewer App: Explore multiple feature layers 

In the Attachment Viewer Web Application it is now possible to toggle between two layers in the Web Map to view attachments from each layer. This enables straightforward viewing of images from multiple data collection sources in a single, integrated app. More information on what's new in the Attachment Viewer App can be found in this blog post. 




2. Overwrite existing Tile Layer Service on ArcGIS Online 

You can now update Vector Tile layers without affecting existing styles or modifying item IDs. You have the option to automatically create a historical archived layer with the old data. Here is a blog post on the functionality and the full documentation about the workflow is here




3. Feature Search in Scene Viewer should support Group Layers 

In Web Scenes, you can now configure layers that are part of a group layer as search layers in the Feature Search options. You can learn about other updates to the scene viewer in this blog




We also had some ideas for Web AppBuilder which have been implemented at this release:


1. Pass variable via URL Parameter to an editable layer in Smart Editor 

2. Add the ability to turn on layers or apply a filter through a URL parameter 

3. Public Notification Widget - Add field name row to CSV Output 


Visit the What's new in Web AppBuilder documentation page for more information on these and other Web AppBuilder updates.


To learn more about what else is new in the October 2019 ArcGIS Online Update, check out this blog as well as our What's new documentation. Thank you for your engagement with and all the valuable feedback provided to ArcGIS Ideas. Please keep letting us know your ideas, and we hope you enjoy the latest update to ArcGIS Online!

...and it's that time again when I have the pleasure of sharing the work that the ArcGIS Pro team did to listen and respond to requests on the ArcGIS Ideas site.


ArcGIS Pro 2.4 includes more than 60 features that were submitted as Ideas, so when you update, look for the following:

That's a big burrito that took some special folding to squeeze into the ten-minute sized tortilla!  For those who enjoy opening up your burritos and picking out individual tidbits, I've tried to make that easier for you.


Port "Identify Route Locations" and "Set From/To" Linear Referencing Tools from ArcGIS 10.x to ArcGIS Pro (0:24)
ArcGIS Pro set a border buffer (gap) amount for text boxes and legends (0:30)
Parcel Fabric Plans Table: Lock System Default Plan (0:37)
Parcel Fabric: Consider Adding Survey Type (0:47)
Cadastral Benchmark-PID Tie in tools
Expand classification options in Data Clock, ArcGIS Pro (1:01)
Display selected parcels in Attributes window when selecting parcels from Plan Directory (1:05)
Enter Coordinates in Parcel Fabric (1:09)
ArcGIS Pro - Highlight Edit tab if unsaved Edits (1:16)
Create non-feature linked annotation for selected features in ArcGIS Pro (1:20)
ArcGIS Pro Editing Hotkey Functionality - "A" for add/insert vertex (1:39)
Stop the auto resizing of the Value dropdown lists in the Definition Query dialog (1:50)
Display full name of attribute table when hovered over (2:01)
Pro: Enable ability to copy field name when source is a hosted feature service (2:06)
Improve Python Window interaction with Feature Layers (2:23)
ArcGIS Pro - specify CSV file input field definitions (2:26)
Pro: Fix Task Bar Icon So It Correctly Displays Project Name...Like Arc (2:34)
Enhancements to the "Label Priority Ranking" dialog of Maplex (2:38)
Pro: Retain field visibility after table join (2:45)
Create a Geoprocessing tool to Load Control Points into a Parcel Fabric. (3:03)
Enhancement to the "Label Weight Ranking" dialog (3:06)
Ability to change reference scale once Dimension Feature has been created. (3:15)
Copy/Paste from Popup ArcPro Window. (3:23)
ArcGIS Pro could use existing field names (3:30)
Support for PostgreSQL 11 (3:38)
Geoprocessing History to Model Builder or Task (3:42)
Change Expression Parsers Within Python
ArcGIS Pro SQL query builder - UI issues (3:47)
Pro: Custom Sort should honor resizing attribute field widths (3:57)
Pro: Merge should honor domain assignments (as Arc does) (4:19)
Pro: Ctrl+Click/drag to duplicate layer in TOC (4:52)
Allow Deleting Multiple Bookmarks at Once (5:01)
Add go to row functionality in ArcGIS Pro Table View (5:12)
Changing Default Location for newly added Layer Package files (5:20)
Digitize Curve Parcel Fabric (5:31)
ArcGIS Pro Version Changes Dialog - add select option (5:38)
Set Coordinates in Export to CAD tool (5:42)
ArcGIS Pro Results in Unsupported Renderer Error When Publishing Categorized Data (5:46)
Import/Export custom toolbar (6:01)
ArcSDE connection on the fly Python (6:07)
Allow ArcGIS Pro Catalog pane to copy/paste toolboxes (6:11)
Calculate Volumes of Rock Piles (6:15)
Make Copy/Paste of Table View Field Values in Pro the same as ArcMap (6:37)
ArcGIS Pro Attribute Rules Modification (6:42)
ArcGIS Pro: Editing Tool - Intersection Tool - Create vertex at intersection of two lines where they would meet (6:49)
Let Network Analyst use GTFS public transit data (7:02)
Preview python equivalent of Modelbuilder (7:10)
Fix Duplicate Parcel to Preserve Line Points (7:19)
Parcel Namer Snake PIN Tool for non Parcel Fabric Dataset polygons (7:22)
Convert Labels to Annotation Functionality Similar to ArcMap (7:35)
Exporting PNG image with background transparency from ArcGIS Pro (7:42)
Add Attribute Transfer Tool to Pro at 2.2.1 (7:50)
Reference grids/graticules should be accessible to ArcPy.Mapping (8:09)
ArcGIS Pro: Tables - Enter to go to Next Row (8:16)
Expose the ArcMap layer properties through ArcPy. (8:34)
Export/Import Bookmarks in ArcGIS Pro (8:47)
Generalize Vector Data on Export Settings (8:52)
Add the ability to edit pixel values in a raster dataset (8:59)
Attribute Rules for File Geodatabase (9:09)
Add Export Model to Python Script back to ArcGIS Pro (9:23)

ArcGIS Pro Publish Services To ArcGIS Server

Branch versioning needs a Version changes button

Fix the ArcGIS "Query Layer" framework and make it scalable to ultra large databases. 

Plus Pro: Keyboard shortcuts poster (Enhancement) which can be found here.


So make sure you've got both hands free, grab yourself an update to ArcGIS Pro 2.4, pour your favorite beverage, and dig in.


Find out more about everything that's new: What's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.4


Buen provecho!

Have you heard? ArcGIS Online just released its latest update! I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the great ideas which came from our user community on ArcGIS Ideas, which have made their way into the product.


The following ideas have been marked as implemented:


  1. Administrate ArcGIS Online by Group

This idea is asking for the ability to have administrative privileges over certain groups of people in an organization, but not others. Administrative groups are a great new capability which allows for this additional level of control for organizations, especially when coupled with new improvements to member filtering and searching capabilities. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this blog which provides a great overview.


  1. Make ArcGIS Online Group-building easier

The latest update to ArcGIS Online has greatly improved the experience when building and managing groups, especially when working with large numbers of users. It is now possible to select multiple users in a list when inviting, and it is also easier to invite users to a group from the Organization’s Members list.


  1. Ability to add content to group from group page

Along with the other improvements made to groups, it is possible to add content to groups directly from the group page, which is what this idea was requesting. We’ve added this “Add Item to Group” button as seen below which can be used to accomplish this:

The "Add Item to Group" button allows users to directly add content to their groups from the group page


  1. Ability to assign a credit budget to a Group of people who belong to a specific office or division within my Organization

When undergoing the manage budget workflow, it is possible to manage your users based on which group they belong to, so that everybody in a single group can have the same credit allotment for example. Below is a screenshot of the "Manage Budget" panel where a group can be selected, and its group members are populated in the Member list:

Selecting a group in the "Manage Budget" panel allows you to configure certain credit allotments to specified group members.

  1. Create an option for ArcGIS Online administrators to allocate licenses by default

New in ArcGIS Online is the ability to configure new member defaults, which will allow for administrators to allocate licenses to new users automatically. Beyond just allocating licenses, new users can be automatically added to specified groups, granted a defined amount of credits, and more. Below is a screenshot of what the current "New Member Defaults" panel looks like:

The "New Member Defaults" panel, which allows administrators to specify certain user types, licenses, groups, credits and more for all new members.


  1. Allow adding of vector tile layer into Basemap widget

This request for the Web AppBuilder is also now possible. If your Organization has enabled the use of vector tile basemaps in the default basemap gallery, then these vector tile layers can be selected through the basemap widget in the Web AppBuilder. Some more information on accomplishing this can be found in the following article: How To: Add Esri vector basemaps to the default basemap gallery in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS


The following ideas have been marked as partially implemented:


  1. Group Member Management

Searching for users in the organization has seen some improvements so that it can better return partial results, which was one of the requests of this idea. We are marking this idea as partially implemented because of this.


  1. Vector Tile Style per Portal/AGOL layer instead of per service

This request is asking for the ability to customize the style of vector tile layers, which can be stored as individual layer items. It also asks that a style editing application should be integrated into ArcGIS Online (and the ArcGIS Enterprise portal). With the latest release of ArcGIS Online, it is now possible to customize vector tile layer styles directly in the map viewer, which can be saved as new layer items in your organization. Until this functionality makes its way into ArcGIS Enterprise, we will be marking this idea as partially implemented.


To learn more about the new functionality in the June 2019 update of ArcGIS Online, we have some helpful blogs and documentation for you to check out. Thank you all for your involvement in ArcGIS Ideas, and your valuable feedback. Please continue sharing your great ideas with us, and we hope you enjoy the latest update to ArcGIS Online!

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 was released to the public on March 21st and contains an abundance of new features, many of which were requested by our community on ArcGIS Ideas! This makes for a great moment to spotlight a selection of excellent ideas which came from our user community, and those that were implemented in the latest release.


 The following ideas have been marked as implemented:


  1. Functional levels in AGO

This is one of the bigger updates delivered with 10.7, and a big request from the user community. Beginning at 10.7, there is a new licensing model for ArcGIS Enterprise users. This user type model was first introduced in ArcGIS Online, and can be considered fully implemented across the platform now that it has rolled out to ArcGIS Enterprise.


  1. View Portal users by Level

As part of the updates to the ArcGIS Enterprise portal to support user types, we have also taken the opportunity to make some improvements to administrative workflows. Among these improvements is the ability to filter users based on their user type (and/or role!), making them easier to manage:

Viewing portal users based on their user type


  1. Please make the AGOL & Portal user interface “My Organization” page consistent

At 10.6.1 and 10.7, the ArcGIS Enterprise portal has received quite an upgrade! This brings the user experience (especially for administrators) quite close to ArcGIS Online, save for a few things that are ArcGIS Online-centric such as credits. Which leads us to a similar idea…  


  1. Information about expiration of subscription in Portal for ArcGIS

At 10.7, you can now view the date each user type expires, an improvement that many of you administrators may appreciate. Keep the feedback coming on ArcGIS Ideas for any other ways that the ArcGIS Enterprise portal could be improved for your workflows!

License expiration is now visible in the Enterprise portal!


  1. Filter Living Atlas Content in Portal
  2. Remove Living Atlas content from My Organization's Featured Content

Continuing with enhancements to the Enterprise portal experience, 10.7 also improves how Living Atlas items are managed and filtered, namely so you can better segment what data is created by your organization compared to data provided through Living Atlas. These two ideas (5 and 6) were very similar, and both were implemented at 10.7:

Living Atlas of the World content in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7


  1. New Tools in GeoAnalytics Toolbox beyond ArcGIS Pro 2.1?

Ok, so this one is not an official Idea post but it was discussed on GeoNet and is now implemented, so it’s good enough for me! Through user feedback such as this discussion in GeoNet, we have now brought classic GIS tools like Merge, Dissolve, and Clip with ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server 10.7:

New tools added to GeoAnalytics Server at 10.7


  1. Certify Oracle / 18c for use with ArcGIS 10.6.1

With ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7, we will be officially supporting use with Oracle 18c! If you have ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.1, you can also take advantage of Oracle 18c by applying a patch which was recently released.


  1. Included SHAPE and SHAPE.LEN SHAPE.AREA Fields in ArcGIS Server Feature Services

 This much-requested feature was implemented in 10.7. As our documentation puts it: “when you publish feature layers from ArcGIS Pro to one of your portal's federated servers, line and polygon feature layers now expose the geodatabase-maintained area and length fields—shape_area and shape_length respectively.”

Shape fields are now visible when publishing hosted feature layers.


  1. Add support for First Name, Last Name mapping with ADFS integration

The inability to fully support First and Last name mappings when using SAML IDPs was considered a bug, and has been addressed in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.


We have put these ideas in the product plan:


  1. User privileges ArcGIS Portal

This idea is asking for a way for separate types of Administrative roles between system and content-based workflows. It’s a great idea which we are actively working on for the upcoming ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1 release.


  1. Create and Maintain a Docker Container for ArcGIS Server

This popular request has been under consideration for some time now, and we have big plans in the area of containerization and providing an option to run ArcGIS Enterprise under Kubernetes. This is a big development effort so be sure to stay tuned for more updates in the future!


Lastly, these are some great ideas that we’re going to be putting under consideration.


  1. Prevent Portal users from creating apps

This request is seeking for further granularity with roles and privileges in the Enterprise portal and would like to restrict the type of content that certain users can make. This is a good idea and we encourage you to keep commenting if this is necessary for your organization.


  1. ArcGIS Enterprise Website Maintenance Mode

At 10.7, an “Under Maintenance” property can be applied to individual machines within a multi-machine ArcGIS Server site. This is useful when maintenance needs to be done on machines in a site, without taking the site down. In addition, a while back ArcGIS Server introduced a read-only mode that prevents changes from happening site-wide, while still providing service availability. This Idea is asking for a read-only like capability to be implemented across ArcGIS Enterprise and is a great suggestion for a future release.


To learn more about the new functionality in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7, we have some helpful blogs and documentation, so please be sure to give them a read. I want to thank everyone for their participation here at ArcGIS Ideas. We are always listening and want to continue engaging with the great ideas you send us, so keep them coming!

The March 2019 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.


1. Allow geotagged photos to be uploaded as point features to 

2. Use Legend in List of Layers to filter 

3. Filter Layers by Attachments 

4. Symbolize Layers that Have attachments 

5. ArcGIS Online Content Search 

6. Allows Group owners to set a default type(s) of items (maps, apps, etc) that are visible to group end users. 

7. AGO: Default Extent 

8.  Near Me Widget - Duplicate Image 

9. Near Me Widget - Use My Location 


Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!


- Katie


ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Pro 2.3 is a huge release in all regards, not least of which in terms of how many customer requests we were able to pack in.  In the past couple of years I've tried to do a "roll-up" of the ideas that are in each release, and which have had status updates.  As I began on that journey for ArcGIS Pro 2.3 (I hope that you understand my reference to it as a journey after you watch the video), putting together another really long list just didn't feel right.  I couldn't get on board.  Might there be a better, more engaging way to show you all the cool stuff that you can look forward to?


Here's what I came up with:



I hope you like video.  But I know, you still want the list!  We all learn differently, so here's the list (with the time in the video where you can see the idea for all of you type-A's out there who just want to go straight to the idea you submitted or voted for).


Configure ArcGIS Pro Default Scene Elevation Surface (0:07)

Pro: Show Portal Content in Catalog View

Ability to overwrite previous rectified images (0:13)

Printing from ArcGIS Pro (0:20)

Building Label Classes by Symbology (0:26)

Clip to UTM zone boundary set as default (0:34)

Follow Feature during Annotation Construction (0:46)

Add Multiple Favorites to ArcGIS Pro Project at once (0:51)

Strip Map Index Features in ArcPro (1:00)

Explain what other specific tools require map view to be enabled in Online doucmentation (1:07)

ArcGIS Pro upgrade confusing messages (1:13)

Extend Recent Projects List (1:20)

Ability to edit the WFS connection in PRO (1:27)

ArcGIS Pro Pin Projects To Launch Screen (1:31)

Enable WFS Publish for ArcGIS Pro/ArcGIS Enterprise (1:43)

Make Add Outputs to Map Optional (1:48)

Improve Labeling Capability for Data Clock in ArcGIS Pro (1:54)

Columns & Margins in Polygon Text Elements (1:58)

Columned Text Editing Options in ArcGIS Pro! (duplicate, 1:58)

Manage Tile Cache with ArcPro Map as Source (2:09)

Dimensioning Feature Class Edit In ArcGIS PRO (2:25)

ArcGIS Pro Attribute Rules Calculation Order (2:48)

Replace Sketch editing context command needed for ArcGIS Pro (3:04)

Better (ArcMap quality) layout for ModelBuilder models in ArcGIS Pro (3:10)

ArcGIS Pro Georeferencing Needs Input XY & DMS Options (3:17)

When adding a GIS server connection to Pro should default to https (3:28)

Pro: Fillet Tool is Missing (3:33)

Create Shapefiles without using Create Feature Class Tool (3:42)

Warning or Error when running a field calculation with text that is more characters than field will hold (3:47)

ArcGIS Pro: Allow panning and zooming while using the "Select by Polygon" tool (3:51)

Add Toolbox into Modelbuilder (4:01)

Report Exporting on all GIS Data- Not just Survey123 (4:16)

Heat Map Symbology Options in ArcGIS Pro (4:20)

Ctrl-Double Click to open attribute table in ArcGIS Pro (4:33)

Save Feature Classes to in_memory workspace in ArcGIS Pro Map (4:43)

Flicker command, go to XY in ArcGIS Pro (4:58)

Split irregular polygons into equal parts (5:07)

Direct access to GDAL/OGR tools from within ArcGIS script tools (5:35)

Parcel Editor Basis of Bearing anytime

Add Multiple Fields Quickly with Domains to Add Fields tool

Add "Smooth" and "Simplify" tools to the editing environment (5:42)

ArcGIS Pro Show Vertex (5:59) Hint: it's the T key now while editing.

Select by Location in ArcGIS Pro (6:07)

ArcGIS Pro - Split polygons using existing line features (6:20)

Streaming mode in ArcGIS Pro (6:37)

Preview Attribute Table in Pro

ArcGIS Pro needs legend patch shape options like ArcMap (6:54)

3D data interpolation (7:01)

Add Clip-To-Shape option to map frame in ArcGIS Pro (7:06)

Open ArcGIS Pro without having to Save (7:29)

Add Direction to the Measure Tool (7:41)

Make Definition Query able to be turned on/off with Check Box (7:56)

Polygon Outline Color Ramp (8:07)

ArcGIS Pro Spell check (duplicate, 8:13)

Add a spellchecker to ArcMap for text elements in the layout. (8:13)

ArcGIS Pro: "Label Class" SQL expression text box needs formatting

Enhancement: In Pro, when setting Poly Symbol Line Color to Null, set line width to 0


The following ideas have moved to In Product Plan:

Generalize Vector Data on Export Settings

Add ISO 19115-1:2014 and other modern metadata style sheets

Add Export Model to Python Script back to ArcGIS Pro

Bring production printing to ArcGIS Pro including spot colors

Export/Import Bookmarks in ArcGIS Pro

Add 'Freeze attribute column' to ArcPro

Stop the ArcGIS Pro table view jumping around when I calculate attributes

ArcGIS Pro: symbology for selected polygons

Add Attribute Transfer Tool to Pro at 2.2.1

ArcGIS Pro: "Label Class" SQL expression text box needs formatting

Improve the performance of model builder feature selection iterator

Make saving a model more user friendly

Make ArcGIS Pro GeoProcessing dialog window scroll automatically

Modelbuilder keyboard shortcuts

Add depth to ArcToolbox

Create submodel direct from the main model by selecting and saving

Bring back "Intermediate Data" Option on Modelbuilder

Geoprocessing History to Model Builder or Task


The following ideas have moved to Under Consideration:

ArcGIS Pro support for importing and exporting traverse files

Button to re-open model progression pop-up or ribbon model terminate button

Allow models to automate in ArcCatalog

Modelbuilder results/process window with XML layout

Preview python equivalent of Modelbuilder

Change "Add to Display" option in Modelbuilder to work from a tool for Feature classes and TABLES

Check License Required to Run Model

ArcGIS Pro Attribute Rules Modification

Add "Custom Overlay Grid" to the Layout options for Grids/Graticules in ArcGIS Pro


So there you have it.  Now back to work listening out for what will go into ArcGIS Pro 2.4!

The December 2018 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.


Disable Editor Tracking info in pop-up 

Need the ability to suppress "Edited by:" data in the pop-up of a webmap 

Functional Levels in AGO 

Plan Routes 

Load barrieres in Directions widget 

Disable attachments from a feature layer view. 

Allow web maps to be hidden from collector 

Add a "Delete All Notifications" button to ArcGIS Online 



Partially Implemented:


Assign ArcPro Licenses When Creating ArcGIS Online Invitations 




If you'd like to read more about the functionality related to these ideas check out my blog:


New ArcGIS Online Functionality Supported by Customer Ideas (December 2018) 




Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!


- Katie


ArcGIS Online

The September 2018 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.


Audit log for ArcGIS Online 

Create alias names for map layers and group layers in AGOL web maps 

Spatial Statistics Online (partially implemented)


Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!


- Katie


ArcGIS Online

With the release of ArcGIS Pro 2.2 last week, I wanted to share all of the community ideas that were implemented along with other status changes that have been made since we shared ArcGIS Desktop Ideas On the Move: January 2018


49 Desktop Ideas have been marked Implemented with this release:

Alter Field Order during New FC or Table Creation

Pause Drawing in ArcGIS Pro

Calculate Geometry in ArcGIS Pro

Give us back the basic ability to create folders within dialog!

Add a Real Identify tool to the ArcGIS Pro's Inquiry Ribbon Area

Batch processing in ArcGIS Pro

Allow Adding Folder Connection to Root Directories in ArcGIS Pro

Please add Go To XY to ArcGIS Pro

Add traditional find tool from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro

Export Table as Excel file with .xlsx extension

Loading Data in ArcGIS Pro

Copy Parallel tool in PRO

New Geodatabase Tool in Folders in ArcGIS Pro

Zoom in tool for ArcGIS Pro (Zoom by drawing a box)

AutoCAD 2018

ArcGIS Pro:  Include/Add Extent and Spatial Reference to Feature Class Source Tab

Add copy selected rows to ArcGIS Pro context menu

Outline color property for non-textured multipatch objects

ArcGIS Pro split polyline by length

In ArcGIS Pro, allow the identify window to be dockable

PRO: Nudge layout items in Pro with arrow keys

Pro: Make deleting fields faster in Field View (Like a Kangaroo)

Pro need to include the point coordinates when using pop-ups (old AcrMap identify tool)

ArcGIS Pro - Copy Table Record(s) by Ctrl+C

No MapTips in ArcGIS Pro? 

Pro service packs should indicate if cumulative (they should be anyway!)

ArcGIS Pro: Sort Files in "Add data"

ArcPro - Add "Make this the only selectable layer" back to the List by Drawing Order > Selection Options

Display terrain datasets in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro GeoDatabase Compaction

In ArcGIS Pro, add the Dataset Privilege dialog box

Add Data to Group Layer in ArcGIS Pro

Scrolling the attribute table in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro Field Creation in Create Feature Class

Select Features on the Screen

Pro: Removing then re-adding a tab in customization shouldn't require a reset

Reinstate Esri Basemap for offline use via ArcGIS Pro

API for Python 3 to Publish Map Image Layers

More relaxed Symbology Pane

Pro: Keep ID Window open while editing

Better auto-hide needed in ArcGIS Pro on Geoprocessing pane

Integrate Tile Package Kreator with ArcGIS Pro

Pro:Add Topographic North Arrow and Grid Reference

Consuming Streaming Services from ArcGIS Pro

Pro: Bring back the Access and Use Constraints in Service Publishing (Like Arc)

Pro: Creating Vector Tiles does not honor text in Use Limitations

Provide an option to add ‘Tabs’ and ‘groups’ back to the second column while customizing the ribbon in ArcGIS Pro

Pro: Layout element positions shouldn't be constrained to two decimal places 

Improve setting elevation surfaces for individual layers in Pro Scenes


5 Desktop Ideas have been marked Partially Implemented with this release:

ArcGIS Pro: Direct GeoJSON support

ArcGIS Pro: Support Metadata

Turning off Coded Domain Value Display in ArcGIS Pro

Add Data dialog box (ArcGIS Pro)

Create an Auto-Increment numeric data type for Geodatabase fields


18 Desktop Ideas have been moved to In Product Plan:

ArcGIS Pro Spell check

Add a spellchecker to ArcMap for text elements in the layout.

Polygon Outline Color Ramp

Open ArcGIS Pro without having to Save

Enable ArcGIS Pro to Save Without Creating a File Geodatabase

Add basic find functionality to ArcGIS Pro table view!

Select by Location in ArcGIS Pro

Should have option to display disabled Python script parameters in ArcGIS Pro

When adding a GIS server connection to Pro should default to https

ArcGIS Pro - Split polygons using existing line features

ArcGIS Pro Version Changes Dialog - add select option

ArcGIS Pro needs Match Symbols to Style

No Sample Sized Reached Error in ArcGIS Pro

Drag and drop for re-ordering variables in Extract Multi Values to Points - ArcGIS Pro

Cluster Rendering for ArcMap

Configure ArcGIS Pro Default Scene Elevation Surface

ArcGIS Pro: Tables - Enter to go to Next Row

Follow Feature during Annotation Construction


5 Desktop Ideas have been moved to Under Consideration:

Python Add-Ins for ArcGIS Pro

Validation on ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro: symbology for selected polygons

ArcGIS Pro - Update existing webmap

Split irregular polygons into equal parts


As always, I hope that sharing these updates is insightful.  I wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening! 


To learn more about new functionality and capabilities added in ArcGIS Pro 2.2, see What's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.2 

And to get a peek at what is coming, see ArcGIS Pro Roadmap - June 2018 


Thank you,

Kory Kramer

The June 2018 ArcGIS Online update included new functionality and some enhancements to existing functionality. Some of the new aspects were suggested and supported by users at ArcGIS Ideas. Here is a list of the ideas that were implemented in this update.


Trusted Data Sharing and Credible Sources 

Ability to add Domains and Subtypes in ArcGIS Online 

View and Edit Domains in ArcGIS Online 

Empty (without data and fields) feature layer template in ArcGIS Online 

ArcGIS Online - Find Nearest Increase Feature Limit 

Download Several Pieces of the Same Web Map in Collector for ArcGIS 

Collector - Work Area 



Partially Implemented:


Search/sort ArcGIS Online Organization members/users on 'Last Name' 

Organization administrator can Enable Esri Access for all org members 


Thanks for participating in our ArcGIS Ideas community!


- Katie


ArcGIS Online

Now that ArcGIS Pro 2.1 has been released, I wanted to share the rollup of Ideas status updates since September 2017.  Prepare yourself to scroll...


25 Desktop Ideas have been marked Implemented with this release:

Drag & Drop Data into ArcGIS Pro

Summary Statistics Workflow in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro: make layer from selection

Set symbol color from RGB values in attribute table

Adding attribute table in Arcgis Pro Layout

ArcGIS Pro - Copy Path

Disconnected Editing in Pro

Copy Label Class - ArcGIS Pro

Undo field calculations in ArcPro

Python Scripting for Exporting Map Series in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro - Create Custom Toolbars and Hotkeys

Remove warning when changing Subtype in ArcGIS Pro

Summarize by Median

Split Polygon and Construct Polygons tools for ArcGIS Pro


Pop-up Arcade Expressions in ArcGIS Pro

Add Hyperlink with a variable to Pop-Up in ArcGIS Pro

Turn off/on multiple fields

CalculateField_management should allow Domain Description value

ArcGIS Pro -> Customize(sic) -> Customize Mode -> Keyboard

Pro: Retain map layer metadata when changing data source

Add Graticule "Tick marks and labels" option to ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro add ability to hide a field by double clicking while holding Ctrl

Add Find tool to ModelBuilder

More modeling tools: integrate R into ArcToolbox


4 Desktop Ideas were marked as Partially Implemented:

Business Analyst for ArcGIS Pro

Hyperlink Field / Support in ArcGIS Pro

Add Contents Panel to Catalog in ArcGIS Pro with options to display more details

Support LAZ format


23 Desktop Ideas have been moved to In Product Plan:

Pause Drawing in ArcGIS Pro

Batch processing in ArcGIS Pro

Add Clip-To-Shape option to map frame in ArcGIS Pro

Polygon Outline Color Ramp

Add Direction to the Measure Tool

Export Table as Excel file with .xlsx extension

3D data interpolation

Calculating the X and Y coordinate automatically for the point layer

Only Display These Scales - in ArcGIS Pro

Add Data to Group Layer in ArcGIS Pro

Loading Data in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro, add the Dataset Privilege dialog box

ArcGIS Pro Version Changes Dialog - add select option

Required vs Not Required fields for Get Attributes tool in Tasks

Pro:Add Topographic North Arrow and Grid Reference

Add basic editing tools to Pro Edit Toolbar

Parcel Editor Basis of Bearing anytime

Digitize Curve Parcel Fabric

Tangent Spiral Curves in Parcel Fabric

Enter Coordinates in Parcel Fabric

Parcel Fabric: Consider Adding Survey Type

Cadastral Benchmark-PID Tie in tools

Parcel Maintenance Solution Enhancement


30 Desktop Ideas have been moved to Under Consideration:

Please add Go To XY to ArcGIS Pro

Enhance graphics capability and functionality

Add a Real Identify tool to the ArcGIS Pro's Inquiry Ribbon Area

Create tabular labels with multiple attribute fields

multiple leaders from a single label (i.e. "label clustering")

ArcMap symbology - changing the Value should NOT update the Label

mask out contour lines behind contour label

Spatial definition query

Allow "dynamic" layers which update each time the map opens

2.5D Buildings

Visual Scale Range Control

Change symbol or label properties for multiple layers in the TOC

Tool that disperses lines for overlapping routes.

Folders under Bookmarks Menu

Model Builder/ Tool Scheduler and Notification.

Batch attachment export

Arcpy metadata editing functions

Spatial join without creating a new feature class

Unregister Replication via Arcpy and ArcToolbox Tool

Address Locator Creation with Hosted Feature Layers

X-Ray for ArcGIS Pro

Hard code a Definition Query clause when using Tasks in Pro

Add old pixel inspector to arcgis pro

Add Address Inspector tool to ArcGIS Pro

Implement a save progress feature to the automated parcel workflows

Create a Geoprocessing tool to Load Control Points into a Parcel Fabric.

Automatically remove older, committed jobs in the Parcel Fabric Jobs Table

Create Remainder should not Explode Multipart Parcels

Add a Centerline Mode in the Parcel Traverse Grid for the Parcel Fabric

Stop the ArcGIS Pro table view jumping around when I calculate attributes


As always, I hope that sharing these updates is insightful.  I wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening! 


Kory Kramer

Customer Advocacy

For those of you who are active in the ArcGIS Ideas space, we’re sure you recognize our names.  Maybe you saw Katie change an idea’s status to In Product Plan, or Scott ask you to provide some more details about your use case; Kory marked something as a duplicate, Thomas provided an update, or Nana reached out to discuss why a certain functionality is important to your work.


We’re active in this space, you see us, you hear from us, but do you really know us?  We thought that it would be a good idea to do a little get-to-know-us blog to provide context about Esri’s Customer Advocacy team.


Customer Advocacy Mission and Ideology

It’s our mission to help improve Esri software by identifying and delivering customer feedback themes important to our users and the future of ArcGIS.


We believe that gathering customer feedback to tell meaningful stories and influence software development:

  • Empowers you to use ArcGIS in innovative ways to solve world problems
  • Challenges decision makers to push the boundaries of Esri technology to meet your needs
  • Builds confidence and trust that Esri is listening to your voice and that your input matters


What do we do?

User stories are at the heart of our work.  Our team is plugged in to several customer feedback channels such as:

  • ArcGIS Ideas space
  • GeoNet: The Esri Community
  • Enhancement Requests logged through technical support
  • Technical support cases and surveys with product feedback
  • User Conference surveys
  • Internal communication (e.g. with Solution Engineers and Instructors)


By tuning in to the customer voice through these channels, our team builds and conveys important stories to our development teams to improve Esri products.


Here’s some more detail about what we do when we’re listening to the Ideas channel.  Once your idea has been submitted, you'll notice that it has a status of New (check out Submitting a New Idea for tips on how to make the most of this space!) At this point, Customer Advocacy reviews the idea.  We don't dig in super deeply on a brand-new idea – we just want to make sure that it isn't a duplicate and we double-check those categories and tags that you diligently included. If all looks good, we simply mark the idea as Reviewed. That's what you see on your side. We also check to see if we have a similar request already logged through our technical support system. This would likely be in the form of an Enhancement Request. If so, we make sure that the idea is linked with the Enhancement Request. By doing this, we gain a better understanding of customer demand for the functionality.


As time goes by, ideas get votes and comments from the user community. Customer Advocacy frequently monitors the space and reports trends to various product teams.  Ideas may be discussed because they have a high overall score; however, that isn’t the only criteria.  We also look at things like how fast an idea’s score is growing – how many votes this month? – how many votes this year? 


Sometimes we also see an idea collect a wide variety of user stories.  It may not have an incredibly high score, or even be growing as fast as other ideas.  But what if, out of 15 votes, the community has provided 15 unique and compelling user stories in the comments?  Those user stories may reveal that the functionality could be used across several different industries, meaning that implementing the idea would have a broad impact.  This is a really good reason to not only vote for ideas that you’d like to see, but also provide your user story in the comments!


Ideas typically move from Reviewed to Under Consideration or In Product Plan. Under Consideration means the development team is researching and considering an idea. In Product Plan means that we have scheduled the idea for inclusion in a future release. Take a look at the stages for ArcGIS Ideas to understand the finer details about what each stage actually means.


As we go, ideas that are In Product Plan will usually graduate to Implemented.  Many ideas that are Under Consideration will move to In Product Plan.   Finally, some ideas will be marked as Not In Current Product Plan, though this is often done after leaving an idea open to voting for a long time.  Regardless of stage, commenting remains open so we encourage you to continue the conversation.  As you enthusiastically submit more great ideas, the cycle will continue.


Who’s Who?

The Customer Advocacy team is structured around major platform functional areas. Each advocate is the owner of a core area.


Customer Advocacy Team


Kirsten Pinkston - Program Manager

Katie Cullen - ArcGIS Online

Kory Kramer - ArcGIS Desktop

Nana Dei - Geodata

Scott Prindle - Apps

Thomas Edghill - ArcGIS Enterprise


We hope that introducing our team and pulling back the curtain on the Ideas space is insightful.  We wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening!